Vienna: Head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Erich Zwettler suspended after terrorist attack

 Vienna: Head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Erich Zwettler suspended after terrorist attack

Horror in Austria. Chief of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution suspended after attack in Vienna

The terrorist attack in Vienna has personnel consequences: The head of Vienna’s domestic intelligence agency is vacating his post for now. Austria’s Minister of the Interior admits further failures by the authorities.

Kerzen und Blumen in Wien im Bereich eines Tatorts

Candles and flowers in Vienna in the area of a crime scene

Photo: Helmut Fohringer / dpa.

After further official breakdowns in connection with the Islamist attack in Vienna became known, the Austrian government took personal consequences. The head of the Vienna State Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism (LVT), Erich Zwettler, has been suspended from duty, as the Vienna Police Commissioner Gerhard Pürstl announced at a press conference in Vienna. Pass away Austrian government also ordered the closure of two radical Islamic mosques in Vienna, which the perpetrator had visited.

On Monday evening in Vienna, the Islamist had shot bar visitors and restaurant employees and killed four people, including a German. Es habe “offensichtliche und unserer Ansicht nach nicht tolerierbare Fehle

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